Several University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff students participated in the historically black colleges and universities graduate outreach event at the University of Central Arkansas recently.

UAPB students were accompanied by Lawrence Awopetu, dean of the School of Business and Management; Gloria Davis, assistant to the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences; Mary M. Jones, director of Pathways to Graduate and Professional Schools; and Lakiesha Long, administrative specialist in the School of Business and Management.

Welcoming remarks were made by Joan Simon, graduate dean; Steve Runge, vice president and provost; and Ronnie Williams, vice president of Student Services and Institutional Diversity.

Additional information was provided by staff from the graduate school, admissions, financial aid, career services and housing. The students were asked to provide the names of the graduate programs in which they were interested. During lunch, students were able to have discussions with program coordinators, faculty and current UCA students.

The students who participated were social work students Twyneisha Allen, Kiara Crumble, Mikeala Copeland, Druscilla Holliman, Linda Jefferson, Cathy Pierce, Andrea Robinson, Linda Scott and Patryce Wilson; Alexandria Seals, management student; Ryan Williams, accounting student; and Carnetha Wilson, political science student.

Felicia Cooper, instructor/field coordinator in the department of social work, also participated. Also, Seals indicated she is planning to attend UCA as a graduate student.

There were also several students from Philander Smith College at Little Rock who participated in the outreach event.

The Center for Pathways to Graduate and Professional Schools provides assistance to students who wish to further their education. Students who need assistance should visit with Mary Jones in Caldwell Hall, Suite 386 or contact her at